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Arlene Starks, 54, Allegedly Calls 911 to Complain About Dealer's Overpriced Marijuana

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Arlene Starks.
Arlene Starks, 54, was apparently not pleased when she realized her drug dealer had overcharged her for marijuana. She was, in fact, so concerned about the unfair price of the pot that she felt she needed to vent about the scam to someone official. And why not to the 911 emergency dispatch center?

Court records show that Starks actually called police this month to report the crime of her dealer's overpriced weed -- which cops were, it seems, happy to investigate.

When police sent arrived at the Billups Avenue home in north St. Louis, they discussed the complaint with her -- and promptly took Starks to jail.

Arrest records show she was charged with a misdemeanor count of "misusing 911" on August 17, as the Post-Dispatch first reported yesterday.

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Her bond was set at $1,000, and Starks' case files say she was released several days later.

Daily RFT reached out to her attorney this morning and we'll update if we hear back.

Starks has a criminal history that includes first-degree assault, armed criminal action, harassment to frighten or disturb another person, and more.

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38 comments
RichHeelan
RichHeelan

@BSfromPS Dontcha just love ppl that innocent. I wish her luck in life or a better Guardian Angel.

Betty Hauser
Betty Hauser

i don't recall it saying she was 'high'....just upset about the price...

Kristine Byrne
Kristine Byrne

A) What, was it a $20 dime bag?? and B) Seriously, marijuana should be legal. Go fight the meth /crack heads, dammit!

Donna Chilton
Donna Chilton

LOL, bad choices people make when they are high.

Jeannette Love
Jeannette Love

It was absurd. Never heard of anyone doing that. That is a first for me.

Diane Bemagoo
Diane Bemagoo

It worked when she complained about Walgreens.....

Lynn Pevey
Lynn Pevey

And "Dumb Ass of the Week" goes tooooo.....LOL

Ksmith Wash
Ksmith Wash

Hey at least she knows a bad deal when she hears one. Sounds like a business woman to me.. LOL

Sharon Walker
Sharon Walker

hee hee...gotta love her sense of right and wrong...so did anyone report this drug dealer to the BBB?

Matt Galati
Matt Galati

That weed looked like a punishable offense

Cody Reid
Cody Reid

I hate it when that happens...

Denis Phillips
Denis Phillips

This is one 911 tape I'd love to hear! After all everyone deserves to smile! Smh

Sara Ivie-Trankler
Sara Ivie-Trankler

If it was free market then our cops wouldn't be wasting time,money and resources arresting an old woman for something she should legally have available.

Sarah G Mitchell
Sarah G Mitchell

54 she looks more like 70 I guess that's what drugs do for you. Yuck

Benjamin Braun
Benjamin Braun

It's almost like drug dealers are only in it for the money.

BSfromPS
BSfromPS

.@RichHeelan IKR? Ya can't help but feel bad for the lady. Bless her naive heart.

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